June 9, 2020

Formal complaint: Purpose and scope—Community policing and other policy violations

Complainant alleges that the Austin Police Department deployed sonic weapons that can cause permanent hearing damage to protesters. The Office of Police Oversight recommends that this allegation receive an A classification.

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The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT ICMS #: 2020-0922 June 9, 2020 Complaint: The Office of Police Oversight received an email complaint from stating as follows: “I’m writing to express my discontent that APD has deployed an LRAD (Genasys 300X?) at the site of peaceful protests. These devices are extremely dangerous and can cause permanent hearing damage to the children and adults protesting in front of police headquarters. These devices do not serve and protect our community. Thank you. District 1, 78723”

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